Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 164 161
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 +69
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 78 43 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.40% 0.87% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.96% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 61 16 50
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.84% -25.91% +34.15%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,625 £38,175
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,989 £63,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +6.19% +7.62%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5060 4488 5867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.12% 91.13% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3277 2781 3712
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 48 £43,500 +8.75% 1
Glasgow -12 29 £40,000 -23.81% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 31 (39.74%) Linux
1 31 (39.74%) Degree
2 25 (32.05%) Security Operations
3 23 (29.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (25.64%) Information Security
5 17 (21.79%) SQL
5 17 (21.79%) SIEM
6 16 (20.51%) Data Analytics
6 16 (20.51%) Analytics
6 16 (20.51%) CISSP
7 15 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 15 (19.23%) Security Monitoring
7 15 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
8 14 (17.95%) Java
9 12 (15.38%) Unix
9 12 (15.38%) Windows
9 12 (15.38%) Big Data
9 12 (15.38%) Splunk
10 11 (14.10%) MongoDB
10 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.10%) Finance
10 11 (14.10%) Banking
11 10 (12.82%) Firewall
11 10 (12.82%) Cisco
11 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
12 9 (11.54%) VMware
12 9 (11.54%) CEH
12 9 (11.54%) Spring

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) Firewall
2 8 (10.26%) DNS
3 7 (8.97%) Wireless
4 6 (7.69%) DHCP
4 6 (7.69%) Network Security
4 6 (7.69%) VLAN
4 6 (7.69%) VPN
5 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.85%) SAN
7 1 (1.28%) Broadband
7 1 (1.28%) HTTP
7 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.28%) IPsec
7 1 (1.28%) MPLS
7 1 (1.28%) SMTP
7 1 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) Big Data
2 11 (14.10%) MongoDB
2 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.26%) DB2
4 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
4 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.28%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) JUnit
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (14.10%) Banking
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Consultant
2 17 (21.79%) Security Consultant
3 14 (17.95%) Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) NoSQL Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) SOC Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) IT Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) IT Security Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
1 9 (11.54%) Spring
1 9 (11.54%) Spring Boot
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.85%) J2EE
2 3 (3.85%) React
3 1 (1.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (7.69%) iPhone
5 4 (5.13%) PMI
6 2 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) CESG
7 1 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Linux
2 12 (15.38%) Unix
2 12 (15.38%) Windows
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.69%) Solaris
4 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Security Operations
2 20 (25.64%) Information Security
3 17 (21.79%) SIEM
4 16 (20.51%) Analytics
4 16 (20.51%) Data Analytics
5 15 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 15 (19.23%) Security Monitoring
5 15 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
6 9 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (11.54%) SDLC
6 9 (11.54%) Threat Management
6 9 (11.54%) Use Case
7 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.26%) DevOps
7 8 (10.26%) Project Management
8 7 (8.97%) Big Data Analytics
8 7 (8.97%) ITIL
8 7 (8.97%) Security Architecture
9 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (7.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
2 14 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) Perl
4 5 (6.41%) Python
5 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) AppleScript
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) Degree
2 16 (20.51%) CISSP
3 9 (11.54%) CEH
3 9 (11.54%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (8.97%) CISM
5 5 (6.41%) Master's Degree
6 4 (5.13%) CISA
6 4 (5.13%) MBA
6 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) IISP
9 1 (1.28%) CCDE
9 1 (1.28%) CCIE
9 1 (1.28%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.28%) CLAS
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.28%) CRISC
9 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.69%) vSphere
4 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 6 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (7.69%) Malwarebytes
1 6 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (1.28%) Nessus
3 1 (1.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Splunk
2 10 (12.82%) Cisco
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.54%) VMware
4 8 (10.26%) ArcSight
4 8 (10.26%) Sybase
5 6 (7.69%) Apple
5 6 (7.69%) Avaya
5 6 (7.69%) Dell
5 6 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.69%) Sophos
5 6 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (2.56%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.28%) Qualys
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds